Overflow, Part XIV

The Sander Sitter is essentially a round crepe pad in a tray, mounted on bearings.  The idea is that you set your random orbit sander down in the tray while it is running or spinning down and the crepe cleans the abrasive disc. I no longer own a 5" sander, so I'm giving it away. … Continue reading Overflow, Part XIV

Review of the Mirka CEROS

Background I have had the 6" Mirka CEROS (Compact Electric Random Orbit Sander) for about a year.  Although I have not used it in a production shop environment, I used it extensively for sanding sculptural work and, to a lesser degree, for flat surfaces.  I have had absolutely no issues with it. When I purchased the Mirka … Continue reading Review of the Mirka CEROS

Hand-Carving Threads (to Connect a Mirka CEROS to a Festool 27mm Hose)

To see how I installed the CEROS transformer on my Festool CT26 dust extractor, click here. This article shows how to layout and carve threads in a rubber hose end-piece.  However, the same techniques can be used to carve male threads in wood or another material. The Mirka CEROS (Compact Electric Random Orbit Sander) has a … Continue reading Hand-Carving Threads (to Connect a Mirka CEROS to a Festool 27mm Hose)